Lomachenko proves class is permanent and Fury vs Usyk fight week lands

Lomachenko proves class is permanent and Fury vs Usyk fight week lands

Saturday night served as a much-needed reminder of Vasiliy Lomachenko’s greatness just when we were starting to take his exceptional career for granted. Despite not receiving any votes for the top 10 in the pound-for-pound rankings, Loma showcased his dominance by defeating George Kambosos in Perth and reclaiming the title at 135 lbs after six years of competing in a weight class above his natural weight.

It was refreshing to see Loma push himself to secure a knockout victory instead of settling for a decision win, potentially fueled by his controversial loss to Devin Haney. With his eyes set on future super-fights to solidify his legacy, Lomachenko’s performance Down Under demonstrated why watching him in action remains a highlight in modern boxing.

However, the prospect of facing Gervonta “Tank” Davis at 135 lbs raises concerns about the challenges that lie ahead for Lomachenko. Despite his impressive record, Loma may face a tough battle against a larger opponent like Tank.

In other bouts, Andrew Moloney announced his retirement following a disputed loss, highlighting the unpredictability of boxing matches where form goes out the window and judges’ decisions become crucial. The British boxing scene also saw notable victories by Denzel Bentley, Archie Sharp, Lauren Price, and Rhys Edwards, setting the stage for the much-anticipated Fury-Usyk showdown in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Amidst the excitement surrounding the upcoming fight, it’s essential to acknowledge the issues faced by Saudi nationals, including the concerns raised by Wajeeh Lion about the country’s sportswashing practices. As the fighters gear up for a historic showdown, the realities of Saudi society should not be overlooked in the midst of the fanfare.

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